International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy 2016! It's only been a month since our last newsletter but we have so much froyo news. We spent the last few weeks of 2015 summarizing and updating the size of froyo chains, froyo flavor trends, the number of froyo trucks, and our favorite post, the year in froyo.

We kicked off the new year with a look at emerging trends in soft serve and by updating our list of tradeshows and open houses.

We're also thrilled to announce two new discounts for our members. IFYA members can now save 10% off at Soft Serve Solutions. Soft Serve Solutions represents top brands and also offers repairs, consulting and marketing services. 

Yogurt Distribution/Magical Flavors new Café Pofferazzi starter kit makes it easy to add fresh baked, delicious Poffertjes (Dutch mini pancakes) to your shop. IFYA members save 10% on the starter kit till February 10, 2016.

In this edition of the newsletter, we'll cover:

• IFYA news

• Special offers for IFYA members 

• Industry news from our press room

• Preview of what we're working on for next month

If you haven't already registered for your free IFYA membership, join today

IFYA News 

Is Black the New White? We started the year with new, emerging concepts in soft serve. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/black-new-white-2016/

The Year in Froyo, 2015: It’s the granddaddy of all our review articles where we take a look back at the year in froyo, focusing on newsworthy events and new froyo spoons of course. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/the-year-in-froyo-reviewing-key-froyo-events-in-2015/

New Froyo Trucks in 2015: Find out which froyo trucks hit the streets for the first time in late 2014-2015. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-on-wheels-new-froyo-trucks-in-2015/

2016 Trade Shows and Open Houses: The list includes open houses and trade shows that would be of interest to those currently in or aspiring to join the frozen yogurt industry. This year our list is longer than ever. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/2016-trade-shows-open-houses/

Country Creamery Charm Goes Modern at Heavenly Frozen Yogurt: Design inspiration became reality at San Diego’s Heavenly Frozen Yogurt with the help of Mindful Design Consulting. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/country-creamery-charm-goes-modern-at-heavenly-frozen-yogurt/

Creating Custom Froyo Mix Can Add Tremendous Value. It’s easier and more cost effective than you think to offer proprietary frozen yogurt. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/creating-custom-froyo-mix-for-your-operations-can-add-tremendous-value-to-your-brand-and-bottom-line-thats-truly-sweet/

New Member Savings from Soft Serve Solutions: Soft Serve Solutions is offering IFYA members 10% off their first purchase. Soft Serve Solutions represents top brands and also offers repair, consulting and marketing services. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/ifya-members-save-10-from-soft-serve-solutions/

Limited Time Offer for IFYA Members on Café Pofferazzi’s New Mini Dutch Pancakes Starter Kit: Yogurt Distribution/Magical Flavors new Café Pofferazzi concept brings Freshly Baked, Freshly Served Poffertjes, your gateway to year-around sales revenue, happy and repeat customers. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/5001/

IFYA Special Offers

Discounts on Business Compliance Packages: We've partnered with Payality, a highly trusted and affordable business compliance solution provider, to offer three comprehensive business compliance packages for frozen yogurt shops. IFYA premium members can choose from 3 different compliance packages, all discounted more than 20% for IFYA members. For additional information on this offer, please visit http://www.payality.com/ifya/

Members Save on Credit Card Processing: The IFYA has selected Green Payment Solutions (GPS) as the association’s exclusive partner for credit card processing. Green Payment Solutions’ new program includes a low rate guarantee and a wide range of other valuable savings, available to IFYA premium members.

Green Payment Solutions has provided top quality credit card processing services to local and national merchants for more than 10 years and is recognized with A+ status by the Better Business Bureau. 

Contact Gene Da Lie from Green Payment Solutions at (818) 564-0577 or gened@greenpayllc.com for a no-obligation rate review of your merchant account. Learn more about Green Payment Solutions online at www.GreenPaymentSolutions.com.

Special Offer on Worker's Comp Insurance: IFYA is pleased to partner with California’s workers’ comp experts, Preferred Connect Insurance Center, to offer California frozen yogurt shop owners special group rates. PCIC’s special group rates are significantly lower than rates small frozen yogurt shops can get on their own. They are known for offering frozen yogurt shops the best combination of price, stability and coverage with A+ rated Preferred Employers Insurance Company. For additional information and a cost saving workers’ compensation quote, contact Jena Johnson at Preferred Connect at (888) 656-5678 or jenaj@preferredconnect.net

Other IFYA Trade Member Discounts: IFYA members are eligible for a wide range of discounts, including:

• 5% off soft serve machines from Electro Freeze of Nor Cal when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username 

• Free shipping on all Spaceman USA equipment when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username

• 15% off Jefe toppings dispensers. To redeem, mention IFYA and your IFYA username when you call Forte Supply at (720) 328-1431

• 15% off your Nanci's Frozen Yogurt purchase when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username. This offer is for new Nanci's customers only.

• 20% off your FrozenDessertSupplies.com order (discount can only be used once) when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username

• 10% off your first GoDivide order when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username

Frozen Yogurt Industry News

The IFYA tracks frozen yogurt industry news and posting links to noteworthy articles in our Press Room. We've selected a few headlines from this month. Submit your frozen yogurt industry news to us at news@internationalfrozenyogurt.com. For more articles, please visit the IFYA Press Room.

• January 12, 2016: Yogurtland Pledges to Fight Human Trafficking

• January 7, 2016: Cold Stone Creamery, Pinkberry Parent Company Names New Tastemaster, Food Scientist

• January 6, 2016: Ablak Holdings Acquires 23-store Yogurt Chain, Sincerely Yogurt

• January 5, 2016: sweetFrog Birthday Celebration to Benefit The American Cancer Society

• January 4, 2016: Menchie's Partners with Hershey to Offer Limited Time Whoppers Flavor and Hershey Experience Sweepstakes

• January 4, 2016: Yogurtland Celebrates Pandamonium!

• December 22, 2015: sweetFrog Hops Into Winter With New Seasonal Cup Program

• December 21, 2015: sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt Expands in the Dominican Republic

• December 18, 2015: Menchie's on Target to Open 600 Units by 2016

What We're Working On

Website Updates: We'll be moving some content around, mostly the older content.

National Frozen Yogurt Day: Mark your calendar for the best day of the year, February 6, National Frozen Yogurt Day.

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Our Sponsor

Many thanks to the IFYA's founding sponsor, Spaceman USA